ABC News reports:
Green iguanas are crawling rampant in Florida — so much so that authorities are urging locals to kill the reptiles “whenever possible.”
The critters are not native to Florida and are considered an invasive species because of the damage they can inflict on seawalls, sidewalks and landscape plants, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Full-size male green iguanas can grow to more than 5 feet long and weigh up to 17 pounds, the conservation commission said. Females can lay up to 76 eggs per year.
— 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) July 3, 2019
Green iguanas have become such a problem in parts of southern Florida that wildlife officials are encouraging homeowners to kill the reptiles. https://t.co/t7joYb16Y3
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 3, 2019
As the exotic reptile thrives in the Sunshine State, Florida’s wildlife agency is encouraging homeowners to kill them “whenever possible.” https://t.co/Pc5ZnAcSfV
— LenaSun (@bylenasun) July 2, 2019